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this is g w news why but from berlin tonight money as medicine german lawmakers approved an unprecedented economic plan to shield the country's economy from the coronavirus pandemic the legislation aimed at supporting health care and propping up businesses is also a paradigm shift for germany rolling back historic restrictions on taking out new debt also coming up the streets of india's capital delhi deserted as the country's 1300000000 people begin a 3 week walk down minister narendra modi morning with the shutdown the country
could be hurled back by decades it's. good to have you with us it is a government lifeline the whites of which modern germany has never seen today the german parliament approved a sweeping 750000000000 euro rescue package to shield the economy from the coronavirus pandemic a large chunk is earmarked for health care and billions of euros will go to struggling businesses and in a 1st for modern germany lawmakers voted to scrap rules limiting how much money the country can borrow. our parliament in crisis mode the bundestag has changed its rules to allow decisions to be taken with fewer members present the normal those who were there sat at a safe distance from each other the. parliamentary president volved. called on
deputies to show support for the key workers who are helping to keep the country going to try and get. food we express thanks in respect to the doctor's care workers and those in the health and security or forages who are being tested to their limits every day. if you as you want and you think we all agree we should include in our thanks to those who day after day and in spite of the greater risk of infection they face ensure that people have the supplies they need. in just one day the blue sky because green lighted government plans to take on more debt this year than ever before the crisis package includes an emergency budget of 156000000000 euros 50000000000 to keep small businesses of bloat and money for hospitals expecting a wave of coronavirus patients finance minister all our short standing in for
chancellor merkel is at home insult by selection acknowledge these are jug and take samples but he said the country can afford it germany's strict rules on government borrowing are suspended for now we're believing that we're facing a crisis unprecedented in our post-war history is greater than all those we have faced recently it leapt up and it's a challenge to humankind as a home. for the gunson mentioned there's no script for dealing with the pandemic said child but the government will do everything to reduce its impact on the economy. in this instance and in 1st we have to ensure that there's a good health care provision for people who are sick from the coronavirus and ensure those treating them a protected by 2nd we must protect the livelihoods of people affected by the crisis thirdly we must stabilize our economy and preserve jobs that spits out that despite
the unparalleled measures when it came to the vote opposition parties rallied behind the government's plan but no one inside the bundestag or elsewhere can get be sure if it will work. well as you just heard the german opposition lawmakers are largely on board with this economic plan but there is some criticism earlier we spoke to your control team he's a member of germany's opposition green party he says that germany should do more to help the other european union countries that have been hit even harder by the pandemic we do not understand the green party for example that the german government is still blocking initiative supported by a lot of economists for creating small cold corona bonds for european union be massed take care also on our european neighbors to hit very severely like spain and italian it's not only
a question how to deal with the health care in this countries it's also a question that these countries who still suffer from the economic crisis from 2008 will go into a new and much more severe crisis and therefore we need these european karuna bonds . there was there with the opposition green party here in germany india has become the latest and largest country to introduce a nationwide walk down in the fight against the virus now they've only only been about 560 confirmed cases and 11 deaths in the country but there are fears that the infection could spread quickly in india's densely populated cities. they look like the streets of a quiet village but these are the roads of india's capital delhi on the 1st day of the coronavirus lock down one spot celing bollywood film sets are empty
airlines are grounded travel restricted indians have been warned to take to 3 weeks stay at home order seriously it is then if these 21 days on not managed properly in the country and you'll family will be set back by 21 years is. a lot. crowds formed at pharmacies and shops following the prime minister's announcement safeguarding its supplies india has now banned exports of mosques and ventilators as well as an anti malaria drug being tested as a covert 19 treatment health experts say the drastic measures are necessary. if india can fight this to get done for 2 weeks we definitely would have prevented that from going up and made it flat all that we need to do is to prevent that god from going it leaving because if that happens in india the results will be much
worse than what happened in the. economic relief has been promised to those unable to work but many remain worried. present that i cannot wait to find out if the government will give me money but how am i supposed to eat until then and what if they don't. with indians housebound about one 3rd of the world's population is now living under some form of lockdown. and other countries in asia are taking steps to curb the spread of the corona virus we asked our correspondents to tell us how the pandemic is being battled in their corner of the globe. and what the last 2 weeks have been focused on the number of pieces have been rising steadily from 32000 on wednesday prime minister imran khan has been reluctant to improve but it hasn't prevented from governments to go
ahead but there has been deployed and be a beginning to see the impact of the dr own in the past. reported figures. the prime minister. meeting today. for a stimulus package all this period exposed to the coronavirus situation number one the sun is getting worse by the day currently there are these 74 people suffering from the illness and as much as the government is trying to address the pandemic they say they're facing many challenges along the way for one millions of people in the nation rely on daily wage just to get by which makes shutting down major cities nearly impossible secondly the government is saying that people aren't doing enough to socially distance themselves from one another and most importantly want to sponsor is a large land border with iran one of the most heavily affected nations in the world
in terms of the coronavirus the philippines has recorded a relatively no number of good 19 cases so far but this number is expected to increase in the coming days as more testing is scheduled on the signs that you see here out on the street is in direct contrast to the uproar that is now on social media net isn't a pounding their keyboards demanding last testing after they found out through the airport that legislators had been lying and had gotten tested ahead of everybody else this by. the limited number of testing kits and the country malaysia stepping up coronavirus testing the country can currently do about $7000.00 tests per day but the ministry of health says by the middle next week that number will climb to more than $16000.00 but health officials warn that if there's a major surge in cases there will not be enough ventilators the army and police have set up checkpoints to force the nationwide restrictions on movement people are only allowed to go outside for necessities and only one person for how far are
supposed to go pharmacies are taking customers temperatures before letting them inside and then spraying their hands with sanitizer the majority of coronavirus cases in malaysia have been linked to religious gathering that was held last month . our correspondents there reporting on the pandemic around the world here's some more of the latest developments in the coronavirus pandemic prince charles the heir to the british throne has tested positive for the virus buckingham palace says that he has symptoms spain has seen another surge in its death toll with more than 3400 deaths spain has now passed china in the number of known corona virus fatalities and is 2nd only to italy the country's deputy prime minister has also tested positive for the virus and turkey's president says his country will overcome the viral outbreak in 2 to 3 weeks through timely action richard tell your air to one says quote we have preparations for every scenario. well the pandemic
has disrupted the political plans of russia's president vladimir putin and he has postponed a planned nationwide vote on constitutional changes aimed at extending his time in office in his 1st televised speech since the coded 19 corona virus outbreak began putin says the delay is due to the worsening situation official figures suggest that russia has so far avoided large numbers of infections but those figures have risen sharply in recent days and. our sports the lack of football during because of a $1000.00 pandemic is hitting fans hard but clubs are also counting the costs many in the lower leagues fear they will go bust without match day revenue even the big teams in germany has been in this league are affected and players are donating part of their salaries to help clubs get by. empty stadiums across germany has been this league the coronavirus is having an unprecedented impact on football and
football finances. now as some of the game's top player has decided to give up a portion of the multi-million salaries to help their clubs. don't want of announcing that play as management and coaches are waving a double digit 1000000 amount in wages chief executive hans joachim vazquez said it is a valuable sign of solidarity both to the outside world and to our 850 employees. media reports say players an over abundance league clubs such as by and munich and . i'm making similar gestures. it's about helping people who are struggling financially because of this situation. for example the security guy who works at the stadium and works on match days and maybe now doesn't have a job. the bonus league or expects no football action before april 30
and officials know it may take a lot longer but the players are at least doing their bit off the pitch. well what is the pandemic doing to our children the world's youth a recent study from china has found that while most children tend to develop mild symptoms a small number including babies can become seriously ill from the virus in our next report a father in shanghai shares his way of keeping his baby safe. some would call him eccentric but 30 year old shell shinji would probably just refer to himself as a concerned parent worried about the health of his infant son. in traffic my hobbies are design and innovation because of the corona epidemic i spent one month making this baby safety part for my kids.
babies are unlikely to suffer serious symptoms from the corona virus but the long term effects of an infection are still unknown. child wants to create a completely isolated space for his son he says the spots fan and filters can also keep baby safe from small can high levels of carbon dioxide in the air. chyle built the pod from a carry case for a cat and it features a sealed cabin. he was inspired by something he soared in action videogame called death stranding. his wife says she's happy with the design. at the moment he is too small so he can't wear a mask and the mask can affect his breathing so it's dangerous i think the baby part he has made is pretty safe. and the baby board may soon be in mass
production after unveiling his design online child has received dozens of offers it seems this piece of signed by could soon actually be reality. this is special. coming up next i'll be back at the top of the hour with more world news followed by. combating the corona pandemic. where does research stand. what are scientists learning. background information and. our daily corona update. 19 special and next on.
the global corona crisis you can find more information online d.w. dot com and on to media channels. this is the w.'s covert 19 special from berlin after originating in asia out reaching europe and northern america coded 19 is now quickly spreading across the african continent over the weekend the number craddick republic of congo registered its 1st that from the virus now the country has closed its borders and declared a state of emergency president felix. says the country as at war with an invisible adversary public life has been suspended and the country has gone into lockdown
closing bars and restaurants and now most flights to and from kinshasa are battened in this covert 900 special we're looking at how african countries are preparing for the. upcoming challenge on their already vulnerable health care systems. i'm on thanks for joining us corona virus is sweeping across africa but the true number of cases is unknown as mass testing has not yet been rolled out here's some of the latest information we have for you the number of confirmed cases in africa shot past the 2000 mark on wednesday now the majority of the continent's 54 countries have registered infections ivory coast and senegal have both declared states of emergency and south africa will begin a lockdown starting thursday. joining us from abroad seville in the republic of congo is michel yeah he's the program manager for emergency response at the world
health organization in africa also here is edwards he's a professor and immunologists at reading university welcome to you both michelle i'll start with you what sort of advisory has the w h o given africa if any. the advisory in fact he went through different steps the 1st step is for iran the containment face is. to prevent local transmission on as much as possible so this helps to detect they. cases now that we have a serious single local transmission on it we have it in more than 15 countries in africa now the nest is how to scale up quickly to be able to contain the. situation and also to start preparing for of
a mitigation phase nikky guess one phase is it could add on to a wide community spread that con is a layer of ice trash they had to have this is like what we are seeing now in your european countries now they are all the jets are also predicting that african countries fell experience their peak number of infections this summer now how prepared would you say the continent is he spoke of upscaling the capacities michel . i would say that's the 1st step culture respect from quite well by did that thing they split out the cases that's where important to not freak out but 5 a nest is where we need to mobilize maw and we need more at fault we need also support in most of the african countries because it is a step that they will have to deal with and out of people needing intensive have
in our system in many african and for fossett it is you don't have such capacity so they need to think about how to scale up with for temporary treatment such as how to get assessed or are suggesting provide also rescued out to the mice in how to get access to protective equipment so at this level countries are less prepared because they are locking the ressources most of them have their follow up of preparedness and response plan but the supplies for example is one of the major challenge to fulfill the spot that is utterly gente because we are moving to are they wide contamination in many countries already now michelle spoke at there of the white contamination do you alice see the crisis in africa reaching
a similar level to what we're seeing here in europe how would that look like. i think i think you know that that's what we've you know i've been thinking about exactly that since way back you know when we were hearing about the outbreak 1st of all and we han in china i think one positive is i think the much work has gone on to try and expand for example diagnostic testing services across africa and we've learned a great deal from programs to tackle big infection has such as hiv and malaria so for example simple rapid testing technology is now relatively quick and appropriate to draw all out so we have these sorts of tests here which can be done without in the burra tree they're not perfect but they're very easy to scale out what i'm hoping is that what we've learned from those kinds of activities those kinds of public health activities will help to deal with early identification and
early containment in these states but it is a huge problem given that we can't contain outbreaks very effectively in europe i think will be the same in any other country across the world now testing of course an important part of the response to the current virus michel would you say that people are taking the gravity of the situation they are in africa seriously. i think most of the. national party to is taking it seriously if we look at all the states often meant to see declare is on that we will start to recall in many african countries that up thinking in serious you nest is really for they hold population on and i am not sure that they have. this level of it wellness as well as. taking it seriously in most of the african communities there
is a lot of room us going to run including men's fault for treats men so there is a walk to be done and from what we learn from a born out it is that when it does need to be fully on board and for about the need to have the appropriate information to increase awareness but the need to be fully engaged for them to play iran if we have a community wide transformation is the community behavior that mean in part on the way they desist will spread fast within this community and i think learning from hero is time now to take some off the. public affairs we for food and get tonight off the community to listen or down the spread and objective is to flatten the. big that's we'll. take control we've they exist in capacities thank you very much michel yeah he's the program manager for emergency
response at the world health organization and africa also here is al ed burns he is a professor and immunologists at reading university thank you both. now around the world celebrities have inundated us with their song and dance numbers often from home and with mixed reception but ugandan musician turned politician bobby wine has seen his own take widely shared it's a music video reminding everyone about how to purge the spread of the coronavirus wash your hands and keep your distance have a listen. for. every.
one. right. there but we're now joined by our correspondent joy during beer out she's standing by for us in nairobi kenya joy we just listened to bobby winds up rap slash public service message there forus what sort of a role do pop culture and social media have in getting the word out. a lot actually because when you look at the african demographics at the moment big population happen to fall between the ages of 35 going down and this is major concern for most of people right now are focusing or making sure that the young people get the message because the older generation at the moment does not have
access to technology on a large scale and they are or happen to be the most vulnerable demographic when it comes to the spread of the coronavirus or covert 19 so social media and pop culture is playing a humongous role in spreading the message to last of the young people on the african continent and in kenya and uganda as well particularly so young people acting as multipliers of the message there now that message itself it seems quite simple wash your hands stay home but neither of those things are easy for everyone . indeed access to water is not readily available to millions of people around the african continent and that in itself is a challenge especially in the informal settlements in a lot of areas the rural parts of africa say in kenya today what the government
is trying to do is ask the water supply has to be a little bit and weave their customers not up their bills and also and do not switch off there was a connections in a bid to help people plot and of of the coronavirus spread that water will be readily available to the people and that even though they might be having a rear is this still going to be able to wash their hands and maybe take care of that problem at a later date and also the government has tried as much as possible to go to areas where there's not enough access to water to see. them and also provide water when necessary thank you very much our correspondent a joy beer out there for us in nairobi. and that was our d.w. covert 19th special on africa thank you for watching and will that bobby wine play
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